cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.
summary: recipe for Yeasted Blueberry Coffee Cake; brioche; hot weather baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; At ten minutes to three in the morning, the city of Wells lay inert, hot and stagnant. Most of its eleven thousand people tossed restlessly; the few who couldn’t sleep at all damned the fact that there was no […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Nazook/Gata; shaping fun; dilemma about commercial yeast or wild yeast; making substitutions; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) March 2018: Nazook Easter is approaching, so Kelly (A Messy Kitchen) cleverly chose an Assyrian confection, Nazook (or should it be spelled Nazuk? Or is it Nazouk? Or perhaps it’s Nakhshoon…). […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Champagne Babas; substituting more affordable sparkling wine from Argentina; using commercial yeast instead of wild yeast; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) December 2017: Champagne Baba Well, I considered translating this into a recipe with wild yeast…. And then I realized that it would prove that I’m completely out […] Continue reading »
The others have already baked this month’s recipe: Champagne Baba. But I am a laggard, trailing behind, catching glimpses of their footprints in the newly fallen snow. I’m happy to report that I have now mixed the dough. Stay tuned for the full report. (My sister will be thrilled at the details; things have not […] Continue reading »
summary: annual vinarterta making; disaster averted once again; reading labels; using timers (click on image to see photos taken on previous Cake Days) They had fruit but we have cake…. Ha! At last the phrase has been righted. Dad would be so pleased! We made vinarterta yesterday. Or, perhaps you prefer to use our non-Icelandic […] Continue reading »